With December's early national signing day on the docket tomorrow and a number of new coaches and their staffs scrambling to recruit top players to their new schools, it's fitting that new USF head coach Jeff Scott spent some time talking about bringing the Clemson recruiting approach with him to USF when it comes to commitments.
Annually pulling in one of the best recruiting classes in college football, with very few de-commits every cycle, Clemson's recruiting approach is one that certainly seems worth duplicating.
On Andy Staples' show, Scott talked about the Clemson approach on how they treat commitments differently than some other college programs. The comparison has been made before, but Clemson views commitment like an engagement and a marriage, and Scott plans to bring that same approach with him to South Florida.
"A commitment is like an engagement. It means that 'I definitely know that this is what I want to do. I'm not going to be dating other people."
"When I proposed to my wife, Sara, and asked her if she would marry me - and she said 'Yes' - we set the date for the next summer to get married. But if I'd had gone to her and said 'You don't have to worry about anything, I am definitely going to marry you next June, but I'm just going to go on a few other dates in the meantime.'"
"That wouldn't work out very well."
Hear Scott's full comments in the clip.